IKEA IVAR Cabinet Hack for the Entryway

  So, if you’ve been following me for more than a minute, you’ll probably recognise this photo.     Or maybe you first saw it on Pinterest (I’m told it’s quite popular on there) and that’s what led you here. Led you here  . . . To ME (why did I just read that in […]

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So, if you’ve been following me for more than a minute, you’ll probably recognise this photo.

 

Entryway with Ikea Ivar cabinet hack using one door on the left and open shelves on the right, graphic black and white wallpaper halfway up the wall next to stairway.

 

Or maybe you first saw it on Pinterest (I’m told it’s quite popular on there) and that’s what led you here.

Led you here  . . . To ME (why did I just read that in Joe Goldberg’s voice from the Netflix show YOU?)

The logistics don’t really matter I suppose. What’s important is that you’ve seen it – this picture of my entryway and all its evolutions over the past 5 years. Specifically, the IVAR cabinet (the wallpaper has never changed because I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it’s kind of freaking awesome) which has had its fair share of ‘updates’.

Here’s how it looked with the right door off.

 

Entryway with Ikea Ivar hack using one door on the right and open shelves on the left, graphic black and white wallpaper halfway up the wall next to stairs.

 

Then I decided to put both  doors back on.

 

Yellow sofa in living room with Ikea Ivar cabinet on the wall in the entryway behind it.

 

Then I took the Left door off, and lost the other door to my eldest sons Lego Cupboard hack.

 

Entryway with Ikea Ivar cabinet hack using one door on the left and open shelves on the right, graphic black and white wallpaper halfway up the wall next to stairway.
Photo credit : Amvio Photography

 

And finally the most recent one, right door on, but hacked with cane webbing. I was inspired of course by this cane project by Burkatron and this one by Brerepurposed.

 

Ivar cabinet hack with cane webbing. Finished project in entry way.

 

It was a spur of the moment project (what else is new ey?) egged on by the fact that I was getting a little bored with the space, and could feel one of those ‘I-need-to-rip-everything-out-and-start-again’ moments coming on. But the wallpaper was just too good to take off, plus, I didn’t want to buy a new cabinet when this one was fully functional.  So yeah, adding cane webbing (and other materials I had lying around my house) for that faux newness feeling seemed like the best (not to mention, most cost effective) option.

 

How to Add Cane Webbing to an IKEA IVAR Cabinet

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS IVAR HACK:

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  • IVAR cabinet door
  • Pencil
  • Angle Ruler / level
  • Cane webbing
  • Sandpaper or sanding machine
  •  Jigsaw
  • Staple gun
  • Drill driver with 20 “ speed drill spade
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HOW TO:

HERE’ S A SUPER QUICK SHORT VIDEO OF THIS IVAR CABINET HACK:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You can head to the A Beautiful Mess Blog for the longer more detailed version (yes I contribute on there now – did I say?)

What do you think? If anything I hope this has encouraged you to hack something old, rather than buy new 


 

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2 comments

  1. Hi Medina! I love your entryway design. We have a small entryway and a 4 people family, and it’s a challenge. Is there anywhere I can read about mounting the cabinet onto the wall? Thank you!

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